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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I am tired of living.

    .. I really just want a friend... I am gonna sleep now... I wish someone cared...
    thecrystaltan thecrystaltan 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    so my boyfriend recently broke up with me

    and just got back with me but said he has a crush on someone else I've been. crying for awhile now I don't know what to do I love this man he means everything to me.
    depressedqueen12 depressedqueen12 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I really let My self go

    for a minute ...... Ok two weeks eating fat food and feeling down cause im so alone most of the time ... Makes me think how many things i might accomplish if there was no internet LOL.... I really need to get back to My workout routine ... Get My shiet togheter and dive into...
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    SamanthaCat23 SamanthaCat23 22-25, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always imagined my life without my mom

    and how ****** it would be, my relatives would treat me like crap, like I'm nothing.
    apathy090 apathy090 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Why is it happening? Why?

    I don't want it to happen.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    They say it is never too late.

    You can overcome. The pain can be shifted through. We can shed the pain, ounce by ounce. They tell you of the end product. Of the freedom you will feel. But they lack to tell you of what you must endure. To get your freedom you must relive it all. You must face every demon, you...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's a long day, no sleep.

    I want to sleep don't get me wrong but I can't. I can't shut it off, I can't forget. My body aches, my head hurts. I met this guy but the only thing I can think of is when he's going to hurt me, when is he going to leave me, what does he want from me. Am I a pity case? Am I just...
    mynameisthatgirl mynameisthatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I've been in love with the same guy

    for 3 years and it ******* sucks. and people tell me all the time that I should just let go of him, but I can never bring myself to it. I punish myself for how I hurt him by cutting myself. I didn't mean to ever let it go this far. i hadn't talked to him in a long time cause I...
    ta78 ta78 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Some days it's alright.

    Some days it's bad. Some days it's (bleeping) bad. Sometimes I feel like I won't be able to kick depression, but there are moments, fleeting as they may, that remind me that things are going to be okay. The biggest realization I had to make is the truth that my problems and...
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 14 mins ago

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    I shouldn't do this anymore.

    I should stop being so sensitive. I just wish I could not get hurt with all the little things.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i do usually feel this,

    but i have to fight back. i know how destructive this is. Just like right now, wanted not to wake up, but i fear it...
    Eureka85 Eureka85 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Ok guys you'll must not believe me,

    but I've decided to revel my identity today. I'm no other then Brad Pitt and I decided to come here and talk to normal people, I'm sick of the fake life I live. It is a great experience to be in a local app as a normal person!
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I have worked really hard in my life to be

    where I am today. Now that I'm here, why am I not happy? :(
    Freethinker26 Freethinker26 26-30, M 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I can't believe I was walking down the road,

    when a limo stopped right before me, the driver opened the door, and a blond came outta the car. When I looked carefully it was Nicole Kidman She came straight to me and smooched me and then caught my arm made me sit in her black limo. I'm still with her, and have no idea...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It's hard to get back up.

    .. Especially when there's those ******* in your life...
    TheKittehWarrior TheKittehWarrior 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I want to give up but I'm scared I don't want

    to leave my sister alone.. I don't care about my life and I'm not sure what I'm doing in this world I only make people missable...
    safaraaaaaa safaraaaaaa 22-25, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I've gone through a rough few weeks with a dom,

    lost the person I cared about. Nothing is going right for me, just need someone to talk to xoxo
    SlaveRose53 SlaveRose53 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Last week was horrible

    for me. I was very depressed so I started drinking again which made me feel even more depressed. I finally started feeling better the past two days, but I can just feel the depression sitting in the pit of my stomach.
    homesweethell homesweethell 31-35, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I really thought that what I'm going through

    right now would make things worse and send me down hill to rock bottom again. I thought my depression would take over and make me useless. But I had someone to talk to and be there for me and he saved me. He kept me strong. So if you see this Jordan I'm talking about you and...
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    The I just want to die feeling hasn't gone away

    for a week now. I'm fighting so hard to be normal. I fight myself on weather or not I should be alive. It's a never ending battle when your fighting yourself.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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